Tag Archives: Min/Max

Simulationcraft v540-5, Warcraft Logs, and BlizzCon

Sorry that I’ve been silent for a while, the last few weeks have been very busy.  Between family obligations and a number of other projects, I just haven’t had a lot of time to blog.  Also, I was pretty happy … Continue reading

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Dousing the Flame?

Late last night, it was announced that we’d be seeing some hotfixes during server maintenance this week.  There were two announcements concerning protection paladins.  The first was a nerf to the RPPM proc rates of the intellect legendary cloaks (caster … Continue reading

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Tankadin Patch 5.4 Survival Guide

Protection paladins are receiving a number of peripheral changes in 5.4, but nothing that changes our core mechanics.  We’re still going to be stacking haste thanks to Sanctity of Battle – in fact it’s even on two of our tier … Continue reading

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EF & You?

If you’ve been paying attention to the PTR patch notes, you’ve probably noticed that there’s a big change coming in 5.4.  I’m not talking about the change to Grand Crusader, which is mostly irrelevant to how we gear and spec.  … Continue reading

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Simulationcraft v530-7

Simcraft version 530-7 was released this week, and contains a bunch of bugfixes and updates.  You can download your copy here.  As usual, here’s a list of the major changes: General 5.4 PTR now includes the new Vengeance formulas, including … Continue reading

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Stamina Breakpoints?

Last week I investigated two different situations where Simcraft was giving a user stat weights that seemed wrong.  These turned out to be pretty interesting, and are situations that other players could encounter at some point, so I decided it … Continue reading

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Simulationcraft v530-6

Simcraft version 530-6 was released the other day, and it has a whole host of improvements.  You can get it here.  And you can check out my Getting Started guide here. Bugfixes and New Features There have been a number … Continue reading

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Simulationcraft 101: Getting Started

As I mentioned on twitter last week, version 530-5 of Simulationcraft has been released.  This is the first version to include the Theck-Meloree Index, a damage smoothing metric we developed in a series of previous blog posts. However, Simcraft is … Continue reading

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Blood, Toil, Tears, and Threat

A few days ago, my friend Llarold asked me if I had done any calculation about the new threat bonus on taunts in 5.4.  In the past, I had worked out a rough formula for how long it took to … Continue reading

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The Making of a Metric: Part 3

In our last installment, we nailed down the weight factors we’ll use for our smoothness metric.  Today we’re going to wrap it up by specifying normalization conditions for the histogram and formally defining the metric. To refresh your memory a … Continue reading

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